Stars Rumors & News

  • Johnson, Flames hold off Stars

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Calgary Flames have been one of the NHL's top road teams this season. Thanks to a goal and an assist each from Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan and Chad Johnson stopping 29 of 30 shots, that trend continued in a 2-1 win against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday at American Airlines..." December 07

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Lehtonen, Stars shut out Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Dallas was struggling on the road and Colorado couldn't win at home. Something had to give, and it was the Avalanche. Kari Lehtonen made 23 saves for his first shutout of the season and Tyler Seguin had a goal and an assist as the Stars ended their road trip with a 3-0 victory over..." December 04

  • Sharp placed on IR with concussion symptoms

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars wrap up a four-game road trip tonight against the Colorado Avalanche, but they will be without forward Patrick Sharp. It’s unknown when, exactly, he’ll be back in the lineup. On Saturday, the Stars placed Sharp on injured reserve retroactive to Dec. 1 with concussions..." December 04

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • What has happened to the Dallas Stars?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Dallas Stars are the worst defensive team in the NHL. That’s just a fact. The Stars are surrendering 3.40 goals per game, and no team has a higher goals-against than that. Philadelphia’s next at 3.20, followed by Arizona at 3.14. The best is San Jose at 2.08. Last night, the Stars fell..." December 02

  • Crosby registers three points as Pens top Stars

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Set up behind the Dallas net in a tie game, Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby saw a tricky bank shot as his best recourse. That didn't work, but the rebound came floating back toward him. So he did what anybody -- or at least, anybody who is in the upper echelon of skilled..." December 01

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Red Wings hold on to beat Stars

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings may have been outplayed but their special teams and goalie Petr Mrazek were the difference. Mrazek made 34 saves and the Red Wings held on to defeat the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena for a come-from-behind win. Detroit scored two..." November 29

  • Travis Moen Announces Retirement

    Hockey Fights "Travis Moen announced his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL), following 12 NHL seasons. Born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, the place Moen calls home is his family farm in Stewart Valley. Drafted in the 5th round, 155th overall, by the Calgary Flames in the 2000 NHL..." November 29

  • Dallas shakes up defense (again), healthy scratches Hamhuis (again)

    Pro Hockey Talk "The winds of change continue to blow through the Stars’ blueline. Veteran Dan Hamhuis, signed this summer to a two-year, $7.5 million deal, will be a healthy scratch for the second time this season when Dallas takes on St. Louis Monday evening, per the Morning-News. Stephen Johns, who was..." November 28

  • Blues slip past Stars on Tarasenko's overtime goal

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- For the second game in a row, the St. Louis Blues lost a late lead Monday night before coming back to win the game in overtime. That is not a trend they want to continue. The Blues led with 50 seconds left in the game before Dallas defenseman Jamie Oleksiak scored his..." November 28

  • Spezza could be a fourth-liner tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jason Spezza logged just 11:04 of ice time in Friday’s 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks, and the veteran Stars forward may find himself on the fourth line tonight in St. Louis. “He’s really struggled the past couple games, so the ice time went down,” Dallas coach Lindy Ruff said, per team..." November 28

  • Rookie Lindell's first goal propels Stars to 2-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Esa Lindell could have had his first and second career goals in the same game. But the rookie defenseman had to settle for a goal and an assist for the Dallas Stars, who also saw Antti Niemi stop 30 of 31 shots, including all 14 he faced in the third period, in a 2-1 win over the..." November 26

  • Another defensive shakeup in Dallas, as Johns sent to minors

    Pro Hockey Talk "So far this season, Lindy Ruff has healthy scratched Dan Hamhuis, parked John Klingberg for missing a team meeting, lost Johnny Oduya to injury and given Julius Honka his NHL debut. Needless to say, there have been plenty of developments on Dallas’ defense — and another one occurred on Friday,..." November 25

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Rinne backstops Preds to win vs. Stars

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For most of Wednesday night's game, the Dallas Stars owned a territorial edge. Late in the second period, they possessed a 25-11 advantage in shots on the Nashville Predators. But the best player on the ice for much of the game was Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne, who did..." November 23

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • Stars end OT skid on Benn's goal

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Of late, overtime games have been an exercise of futility for the Dallas Stars. But thanks to captain Jamie Benn, those struggles are over. Benn scored the winning goal 1:23 into overtime as the Stars edged the Minnesota Wild 3-2 on Monday night at American Airlines Center...." November 22

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained

    NHL.com "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • Lindy Ruff's decision to sit John Klingberg could be tipping point for Dallas Stars

    ESPN "Stars struck: Could this be a turning point for the Dallas Stars? The gutsy decision by coach Lindy Ruff to scratch top defenseman John Klingberg on Monday after the Swedish star was late for a team meeting seemed to send a message through the entire Stars lineup. They looked energized and on a..." November 22

  • Klingberg scratched after missing team meeting

    CBS Sports "Klingberg will be a healthy scratch against the Wild after missing a team meeting Monday, Michael Russo of the Star Tribune reports. For a team that has been hampered by injuries on the offensive side of the puck, they have been relatively consistent defensively, until now. " November 21

  • Stars should get some much needed help this weekend with Patrick Sharp return

    Pro Hockey Talk "It appears as if the Dallas Stars are going to finally get some good news on the injury front. Coach Lindy Ruff said on Friday afternoon that forward Patrick Sharp is “ready to go” and should be returning to the lineup this weekend after missing most of the season due to a concussion. The..." November 19

  • McDavid's first hat trick halts Oilers' 5-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Connor McDavid registered his first career NHL hat trick to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 5-2 victory against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on Saturday. McDavid scored his first goals in 11 games as the Oilers snapped a five-game losing streak. "Three pretty..." November 19

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Stars hold off shorthanded Avalanche

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Kari Lehtonen has been inconsistent through his first 10 games of the season, but on Thursday night against the Colorado Avalanche at American Airlines Center, the Dallas Stars goaltender was in top form, stopping 34 of 36 shots as Dallas held on for a 3-2 victory. Dallas (7-6-5)..." November 18

  • Devils win fifth straight. defeat Stars in OT

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- During their current five-game winning streak, the New Jersey Devils have found a way to win. On Tuesday night against the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center, the Devils needed overtime to scratch out a 2-1 victory. Adam Henrique scored 44 seconds into the extra frame, ending..." November 16

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.ca, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Nill ‘not even worried’ about upgrading Stars’ goaltending

    Pro Hockey Talk "The latest from Dallas’ never-ending goalie saga… After Kari Lehtonen allowed five goals on 30 shots in a very winnable OT loss against Vancouver, Stars GM Jim Nill once again fielded questions about his club’s netminding issues. From the Dallas Morning-News: Q: How about the goaltending?..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • It isn’t pretty, but Stars are surviving

    Pro Hockey Talk "There’s not much sense spinning an overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks or the Dallas Stars’ 6-6-4 record. For a team with Stanley Cup aspirations, that’s just not good enough. Still, for all we know, stumbling like this – but not giving up – might just serve the Stars well in the future...." November 14

  • Granlund caps Canucks' comeback vs. Stars

    The Sports Xchange "VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks improved their coach's job security Sunday afternoon. Markus Granlund's goal at 1:27 of overtime gave the Canucks a stunning 5-4 comeback victory over the Dallas Stars. Vancouver (6-9-1) posted only its second victory in the past 12..." November 13

  • Stars hand Oilers second straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff said it was the best defensive performance his team has put in all year. Antoine Roussel scored the game winner as the Stars emerged with a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday. Lauri Korpikoski and Patrick Eaves got the..." November 12

  • Benn nets pair to carry Stars past Flames

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Not surprisingly, Jamie Benn's season-opening slump has coincided with early struggles for the Dallas Stars. But on Thursday, the team's captain showed signs of life and doubled his season goal total by scoring twice to lead Dallas past the Calgary Flames 4-2. Lauri..." November 11

  • NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL's involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. THe IIHF as well as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will also meet in New York City next week. The..." November 10

  • Not an ideal start: 5 NHL coaches on the early-season hot seat

    Ottawa Sun "There is a reason why hockey coaches spend the entire game standing behind the players’ bench. If they had a seat, most would be too hot to actually sit on. That’s the life of a hockey coach. The proverbial hot seat might rise and fall in temperature during the season, but most feel it at..." November 10

  • Rookie Laine notches hat trick, Jets shred Stars

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG -- Remember when Auston Matthews was the runaway favorite to win the Calder Trophy after the first game of the season? That was cute. The Toronto Maple Leafs rookie center scored four goals in his first NHL game but since, Patrik Laine of the Winnipeg Jets has quietly..." November 09

  • Problem isn't with NHL DoPS, it's the rulebook

    TSN "The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight. Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias..." November 07

  • Kane helps Blackhawks win fifth straight game

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Patrick Kane scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist and Corey Crawford made 31 saves as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 at American Airlines Center on Saturday. The victory extended Chicago's win streak to five games. "I don't think anyone realizes..." November 06

  • Add Spezza to Stars’ already-ridiculous injury list

    Pro Hockey Talk "Are we actually going to get to the point where Dallas Stars games really are Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn vs. the world? The team’s injury luck has been ridiculously bad, and that pattern held true on Saturday, as Jason Spezza left with a lower-body injury and will not return. That’s as much..." November 06

  • Stars' Jiri Hudler: Placed on injured reserve

    CBS Sports "Hudler (illness) was placed on injured reserve Sunday. Hudler is expected to miss both games of the weekend slate, so the team will use the opportunity to add another forward to the roster, recalling Justin Dowling." November 06

  • Hossa scores winner as Blackhawks edge Stars

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- Dallas Stars right winger Patrick Eaves thought he had a wide-open net for a game-winning goal in overtime. In a split second, Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling recovered and extended his right leg for an incredible, sprawling kick save that kept the game alive...." November 06

  • Benn, Seguin team up to help Stars sink Blues

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- Thanks to seven combined assists from Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin, the Dallas Stars atoned for a Game 7 loss in the playoffs last May with a 6-2 win against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night at American Airlines Center. The Blues had eliminated the Stars in Game 7 of the second..." November 04

  • Ruff calls out Stars goalies for their ‘concerning numbers’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but there are netminding issues in Dallas. I know. I know. In dissecting the Stars’ flat 3-4-2 start to the year, the focus turned — as it often does in Dallas — to the crease, where both Antti Niemi and Kari Lehtonen have lacked consistency. More,..." November 03

  • Report: NHL may restrict All-Star Game to only ‘bona fide players

    The Hockey News "It looks as though the NHL is going to restrict the likes of John Scott from the All-Star Game by placing parameters around the definition of NHL player. Even though the NHL plans to continue to have populist voting for the All-Star Game, it’s still unclear whether or not the John Scott..." November 02